Terms & Conditions

These are the terms of use of our website and the basis of our attorney-client relationship

The Use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions:

§ 1 No Legal Advice

Information and materials on this Website are intended to be for informational purposes only. The information contained on this website does not constitute legal advice. As the law is constantly changing, the information provided on this website may not be complete or correct particularly in regard to the date of the article and your particular legal problem. As each legal problem depends on its indivdual set of facts, we strongly recommend you to seek legal advise. We, therefore, ask you not to act or rely on any information on this Website without seeking the advice of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction.

§2 Disclaimer

While this Law Office uses commercially reasonable efforts to post information on this Website that is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the material on this Website. We may make changes to the material on this Website at any time without notice. The material on this Website may contain typographical or other errors or may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such material.

This Law Office assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. This publication is provided “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.

You, as a user of this Website, assume all risks associated with the use of this Website, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this Website or your access to it. The Law Office Hucke shall not in any event be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or misuse of the information or lack of information on this Website or with the delay or inability to use this Website, or from any information, documents, services, software or other material obtained through this Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this Website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Law Office Hucke has been advised of the possibility of damages. The Law Office Hucke shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole, or in part, by their actions, omissions or contingencies beyond their control, including in procuring, compiling or delivering the information, or arising out of any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information regardless of how caused, or arising out of any user’s decision or action taken or not taken in reliance upon information furnished.

§3 No Attorney-Client Relationship

Receipt, use or review of this web site or any of the information contained on this web site does not, nor is it intended to, create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and The Law Office Hucke or any of the firm’s attorneys. You should not rely on any information contained in this web site without first seeking the advice of an attorney.

We would be glad to communicate with you concerning legal matters, but we cannot do so until we first know that doing so would not create a conflict of interest. If you communicate with us through this web site or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential. You should not send any information to us until you have spoken with one of our attorneys and received authorization to send that information to us. Communications regarding matters for which we do represent you should be made with caution, as Internet e-mail is not secure, and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential Internet e-mail messages unless they are adequately encrypted.

Information, including but not limited to remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other submissions, communicated to the Firm through this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship or confidential relationship between you and the Firm. Any electronic communication between you and the Firm will not be privileged or confidential; may be disclosed to other persons; and may not be secure. Therefore. You should not send any e-mail to the Firm that contains confidential or sensitive information. Further, all information submitted is the exclusive property of the Firm. The Firm is entitled to use an information submitted for any purpose, without restriction (except as stated in the Privacy Statement below) or compensation to the person sending the submission. The user acknowledges the originality of any submission communicated to the Firm and accepts responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness, and legality.

§ 4 Links to Third Parties

We may provide links from our Website as a convenience to our visitors. We have no control over the content posted at those linked sites, all of which have separate terms of use and privacy policies. Nor do we make any representations about the accuracy or contents of any material available thereon. Links to the third party sites are not intended to and do not imply affiliation with or sponsorship or endorsement of these third parties. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

§ 5 Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Law Office Hucke, at your own expense, from and against any liability, fees (including attorneys’ fees) and/or costs arising out of or relating to any breach or violation of these Terms & Conditions by you. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to these Terms & Conditions or the ownership, operation, maintenance of, or products and services offered by, this Website shall be resolved exclusively in the appropriate state or federal court in Cologne, Germany where subject matter jurisdiction is proper. All such disputes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of German.

§ 6 Privacy Policy

We do not share information identifying a specific individual or e-mail with third parties except with prior consent or when necessary to protect our rights or property. We reserve all rights relating to the distribution of information collected where required by law. Information collected from persons who enter into an attorney-client relationship with us is covered by our law firm general privacy policy summarized herein.

Information We Collect:
As attorneys, we collect nonpublic personal information about our clients, such information may include your name, address, telephone number, and personal and family financial information.

Information We May Disclose and to Whom:
It is our policy not to disclose nonpublic personal information that we collect as described above on our clients and former clients to anyone, except as authorized by you or as required by law. In providing legal services to our clients, however, it may be necessary
to disclose nonpublic personal information to non-affiliated persons that perform services or functions on our behalf. We may also be obligated to disclose any or all of the nonpublic personal information described above, as permitted by law.

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic Personal Information:
We do not sell, trade, or rent Your Information to others. We do not disclose Your Information to third parties without consent unless legally required to do so or where such disclosure is necessary to enable third parties with whom we work to assist us in providing our services to you or to respond to your enquiry.

We require these third parties to treat Your Information as fully confidential and we will always take steps to ensure that Your Information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.

§ 7 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Except as covered by 7.2, this Legal Notice and your use of the Website shall be governed and construed in accordance with German law. Disputes arising in connection with this Legal Notice or your use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the German courts.

§ 7.2 If you are accessing the site from within the United States of America then this Legal Notice and your use of the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of New York. Disputes arising in connection with this Legal Notice or your use of the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York courts.

§ 8 Severability

If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The Firm may, at its sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

§ 9 Entire Agreement

This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting by the Firm, as described above.

§ 10 Attorney Advertising

Some of the material on this website may constitute attorney advertising within the meaning of sections 1200.1 and 1200.6-8 of Title 22 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulatory Attorney Advertising Regulations or other applicable regulations. The following statement is made on this website in accordance with those rules: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING; PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation